Healthcare execs embrace telemedicine adoption

Despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, a new survey indicated that most healthcare executives support policies to implement telemedicine. Foley & Lardner LLP surveyed 57 C-level execs from for-profit and nonprofit healthcare providers and found that 90 percent said they had started to develop or implement a telemedicine program, while 84 percent cited the technology as very important to their organizations. Only 3 percent considered telemedicine to be unimportant for healthcare. The shift to increased use of telemedicine could be attributed to the Affordable Care Act, according to the report's authors. Read the full article at FierceHealthIT